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I was born and raised in Del Rio, and it was watching KENS 5 Eyewitness News as a kid where my interest in storytelling started. Around the eighth grade, I started to think, “You know... I think I want do what those guys are doing for a living.”
Years later, I was writing for an online news outlet in Del Rio.
Soon thereafter I went to Texas State University and studied political science and journalism. Then I struck gold.
I was fortunate enough to be added to the studio crew at KENS 5. I was, in essence, a grease monkey for the studio. I was operating cameras and lights, running trucks -- anything the studio needed, it was my responsibility to see that it got done.
During the down time, I was allowed to shadow reporters, photographers, producers, assignment editors –- anyone who was gracious enough to show me the ropes. I would tag along. To their credit, there were (and still are) a lot of those folks here.
I left for Shreveport, La., to cut my teeth with KTBS 3 News, and it was there where I fell in love with shooting, writing, producing and editing my stories.
When I was granted an opportunity to head back home, I jumped on it. Nothing brings me more happiness than to do what I love where I love –- San Antonio and South Texas.
My friends are a short drive from my house; my family is also a short drive. Some of the best journalists and storytellers are now my co-workers. No amount of money can purchase something like that.
By all means, shoot me a note and get in touch with me about a story or just say hello.